I recently posted an article about asking for a raise. It was focused on how individuals living with chronic conditions like diabetes may hold themselves back from advocating for themselves at their jobs – like asking for a raise. They may be concerned that days when they couldn’t make it into work, or days when they weren’t quite feeling their best, and needed some additional consideration by managers and co-workers, may limit their bargaining power.
Most likely, if you are going to receive a raise, you are also going to have to ask for one. And that’s where things get complicated. On one hand, clients talk about how they know they did well in their job and has received positive reviews. Yet, they also remember a few comments from managers that implied they were performing well in spite of their “health issues.” Or being told by a manager that they were hoping they would be able to manage their condition more effectively in the future.
My clients living with chronic conditions often talk about other ways in which they hold themselves back from advocating for themselves at their jobs.
Here’s a link to my article:
What about you?
Are there times when you hold back from being your own advocate at work because of your diabetes? If so, what concerns related to your diabetes cause you to hold yourself back?
And if you have learned how to advocate for yourself at your job, any advice to share?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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